WHERE TRIPLETS GO, TROUBLE FOLLOWS by Michelle Poploff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"An appealing idea for a chapter book but undistinguished in execution. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Divine triplets, Lily, Daisy, and Violet, are alike in some ways and different in others, but they agree about their troublesome new puppy. Read full book review >
FINDING THE MUSIC by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"An uplifting celebration of family, community, and culture. (author's note) (Bilingual picture book. 6-9)"
Reyna's abuelito was a mariachi musician, and today his prized vihuela, a small, high-pitched guitar, hangs in her family's restaurant. Read full book review >

MR. HAPPY AND MISS GRIMM by Antonie Schneider
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Stick with the old standby: Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Happy (1980). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Attitude rubs off in this peculiar German import first published as Herr Glück & Frau Unglück.Read full book review >
POEMS IN THE ATTIC by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Succinct poetry shines in this impassioned celebration of history; the stories of this African-American family traveling the globe are rich with heart and color. (Picture book/poetry. 6-11)"
A girl discovers her mother's childhood poems in her grandmother's attic and embarks on a journey through family history that inspires her own poetic tribute to her mother. Read full book review >
SUNDAY SHOPPING by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Both old-fashioned and fresh-feeling, this book is thoroughly worthy of a shopping trip. (Picture book. 5-8)"
As comfortable as a Sunday afternoon with Grandma, Derby's picture book sneaks a wee bit of financial literacy into her story of playtime and imagination. Read full book review >

NOBODY! by Erin Frankel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Didactic? Yes. And maybe Thomas' and Kyle's transformations are a bit too good to be true. But this is valuable nonetheless. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-10)"
The team that created the Weird series presents another title about bullying, again emphasizing the three roles in bullying transactions—target, initiator, bystanders—and bringing home to readers what they can do to end bullying. Read full book review >
PUZZLING DOGS by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"What's 'puzzling' is how this could be regarded as even marginally worthy of its audience or the institution that published it. (Novelty. 3-6)"
A bound album of jigsaw puzzles made from images of dogs found in paintings or other works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >
SHARKS HAVE SIX SENSES by John F. Waters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A distinct and refreshing change of pace from the usual melodramatic shark fare. (glossary, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Paper-collage portraits with only an occasional flash of jagged dentifrice illustrate this appreciative description of how sharks use their extraordinarily sharp senses to find prey. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"The brilliant combination of art and text will capture the imaginations of both bibliophiles and less-than-enthusiastic readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When young Spencer's beloved books begin to disappear, the boy devises a plan to catch the culprit (although not before suspecting his toddler sister). Read full book review >
LUNA AND ME by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A gentle introduction to environmental activism for the very young. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A nature lover called Butterfly saves a redwood by living up in the tree for 738 days. Read full book review >
MISS HAZELTINE'S HOME FOR SHY AND FEARFUL CATS by Alicia Potter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Listeners of all stripes, feline fanciers or not, will be pleased and amused as the mild adventure winds to a happily-ever-after ending. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A caring young woman who takes in homeless cats finds her kindness rewarded when she suffers in turn. Read full book review >
UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTRY FARMER by Kelly Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A delightful protagonist, interesting fowl of various breeds and a cast of appealing second-string characters make this a top pick for young readers, poultry fanciers or not. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Moving to the farm her family inherited from Great-Uncle Jim, Sophie Brown, 12, discovers a flyer from a local poultry purveyor promoting its "unusual chickens" and quickly discovers it's not false advertising. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >